Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Robert Makepeace – 15 Oct 1801

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Oct 1801
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Robert Makepeace
Archive Source: TWA DF.HUG 149
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Mr. Robt. Makepeace					Newcastle 15th. Octr. 1801

Serle Street, Lincoln’s Inn Fields London					


      I yesterday sent you p[er] Jackson & Co. the London Carriers a ps. fine Silver containing twelve hundred & forty Ounces, which I desire you will place to Account with Thos. Rd. Beaumont Esqr. at the Market Price and advise me on your Receipt of the same. – Since I sent you the last Piece I have obtained 6s/0 ½ p[er] Oz. for fine Silver at this Place, & hope you will not charge the above at a lower Rate. I am &c. J.E.B.

P.S. I have Applications from Sheffield, Birmingham and this Place to take all the Silver I may have to dispose of.

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467